Updated: May 2, 2019
Buckeye based beer company to honor Vietnam Veterans with their own brew.
For immediate release: April 25, 2019
Update: To ensure the safety of the crew and the beer, this event has been postponed because of the impending inclement weather as of 5/2/2019. If you are in the Columbus area and plan on attending, please check back for a revised time and date.
To honor the Rakkasans, a battalion of the US Army’s renowned 101st Airborne Division, and the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill, Ohio Veterans, Inc., a 501c3 organization in Columbus, Ohio, is donating 250 cases of a special batch of “Rakkasan Red Ale” brewed by Endeavor Brewing Company in Columbus, Ohio.
The beer, in “50th Anniversary of Hamburger Hill” commemorative cans, will be shipped to Ft. Campbell, KY, for the Rakkasan’s 50th Reunion of the Regimental Action on Dong Ap Bia/Hill 937/Hamburger Hill, during the 50th Anniversary/Reunion of the Weldon F. Honeycutt/Hamburger Hill Chapter of the 187th Regiment Association, set for May 14-18, 2019.
Huey Helicopter Event
On May 4, 2019, Ohio Veterans, Inc., along with a large participation of veterans throughout the central Ohio community, is sending, via a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter, a ceremonial shipment of “Rakkasan Red Ale” to Ft. Campbell, KY. The ceremony will feature the loading of approximately 75 cases of the beer onto an operational Vietnam-era UH1 Huey called “Dragonfly”, and “Dragonfly” and her cargo will depart Columbus at approximately 5:00p.